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Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study

A large portion of the human population knows the fear of math, that stomach-rumbling anxiety encountered when numbers blur into a jumble as the only correct solution to an equation is demanded. For many these fears may stem from early …

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in …

Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate

The elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December put gun control back in the American political spotlight. Since that time, passionate people on both sides of the gun debate have been arguing the merits of stricter gun laws. Now, …

Math Proves Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda Are (NP-)Hard Math Proves Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda Are (NP-)Hard

If you grew up playing video games in the 1980s or early 1990s, you almost certainly tasted the bitter fruit of frustration when you lost at games from the Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda canons. Personally, I would unleash …

Pierre de Fermat’s Last Theorem Celebrated With A Google Doodle Pierre de Fermat’s Last Theorem Celebrated With A Google Doodle
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Google’s gone geeky for today’s Doodle. If you look closely at the Google Doodle for today, you can see the faint outline of the company’s name, appearing as recently erased markings on a chalkboard. What takes center stage is the …